Highlights from 2015 – 2nd Quarter

Top Stats

The question with the top number of votes goes to Wad Cheber who asked How many axes did Gimli bring on the quest of the Fellowship?. This question was answered by Joel.

The second most voted question (and incidentally the top voted answer) was What was the first Sci-Fi work to feature a spaceship? asked by rand al’thor. The question was answered by Wad Cheber.

The most viewed question (by a staggering 25198 views over the next runner up) was In the Netflix Daredevil series, is the “Black Sky” concept from any comic? asked by CreationEdge. This was answered by Omegacron.

Side-note: These questions show a very low correlation between views and upvotes.

Top User Picks


I quite liked this question from new user kviiri. Short, succinct and surprisingly answerable

In terms of answers, I was especially proud of the one below. I spent a lot of time playing with the custom map and finally decided to make a video to demonstrate what I was talking about. The fact that it didn’t get many upvotes or an acceptance didn’t even bother me (that much). A good answer is its own reward 🙂

@SS’s demands seemed quite unreasonable at first glance, but with a bit of work, this question was actually pretty fun to answer:


I really enjoyed @Richard’s answer to my question

It is succinct and answers every part of the question, and the chosen illustration is perfect. It also introduced me to a book that I was not aware of…I have lost hours to it now, for better or worse.

@JasonBaker’s answer to

is brilliant.

Last but not least, I very much enjoyed @JasonBaker’s thorough answer to

even though it wasn’t the answer I wanted to hear!


My favorite questions were:


My favorite answers were:


My favourite answer

Nika G. posted an excellent answer to Why would Arya join the Faceless Men?

  • She wants revenge. She’s hungry for the blood.
    • Well researched
    • Excellent analysis of how exactly she progressed from The Saltpans (previously known as Whitewalls) to The House of Black and White
    • It tied-in her connection to Jaqen / The Faceless Men
    • Tied-in her want for revenge
    • All backed-up by relevant canon

My favourite question

The Honorable Ned Stark asked about the Origin of the name Azor Ahai

  • It’s always good to ask the seemingly unanswerable questions
  • Made me question the importance of names made up by George R. R. Martin
  • Sent me delving into the depths of my favourite canon
  • I had a lot of fun trying to find a suitable answer
  • Made me learn so much, including that George R. R. Martin is extremely deliberate with his name choices!
  • I maaay have earned some extra rep from the bounty offered by @Arm0geddon

Jack B Nimble

My favorite question to answer was

Could the Earth-2149 Squirrel Girl destroy Colonel America’s shield?

a rare versus question that can be answered via science (sort of).

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